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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Heritage Filigree Jewelry Brand ELEUTERIO Makes US Debut at COUTURE

via Press Release

Heritage Filigree Jewelry Brand ELEUTERIO

Makes US Debut at COUTURE





Heritage filigree jewelry maker Eleuterio makes its US debut at COUTURE 2018 this year in a strategic effort to continue expanding the Portuguese brand’s global footprint. Founded in 1925, Eleuterio has always specialized in the art of handmade gold filigree jewelry, an ancient technique which the company has perfected. 

The company’s workshops were first founded in 1925 in Travassos, a northern region of Portugal known for its strong handcraft traditions in jewelry making. The company’s namesake, Eleuterio Antunes, moved to preserve the traditional filigree jewelry craft techniques during a time when mass production and casting nearly made such precious skills extinct. Efforts by other firms to replicate the look of filigree with new casting methods inevitably impacted the quality and finesse of the jewels and could not compare to the fine traditional hand-worked pieces produced by the artisans of Eleuterio.





Today, Eleuterio remains honored to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the unique art of hand-made filigree jewelry making which has endured in Portugal for more than 5,000 years. Eleuterio and its workshops remain rooted in Northern Portugal where the company first began, led by the third generation of the Eleuterio family, Rosa and Luis Antunes.



All Eleuterio filigree jewelry pieces are inherently unique, exhibiting the slight differences that speak of the skilled craftsman’s hand. Eleuterio’s collections span from contemporary to classic aesthetic influences, from traditional Portuguese motifs to Art Deco designs and organic floral designs. Each crafted of the highest quality, the diverse yet refined filigree jewelry collections reflect the global soul of this haute, heritage jewelry brand.

Now, Eleuterio comes to COUTURE as a step towards further global expansion, selecting the elite show as the ideal venue to reintroduce the fine art of Portuguese filigree jewelry to the United States and beyond.





About Eleuterio: Established in 1925, heritage filigree jewelry brand Eleuterio was founded in 1925, specializing in gold filigree jewelry of the highest quality. Located in Northern Portugal, the brand and workshops remain owned and operated by the third generation of the Eleuterio family, Rosa and Luis Antunes. Preserving and protecting a vital Portuguese ancestral tradition, the artisans of Eleuterio hand-make each filigree piece with delicate lace-like gold threads using techniques that date back over 5000 years. Today, Eleuterio skillfully reinterprets this traditional filigree art into a contemporary, globally inspired filigree collection crafted in gold and diamonds, available throughout Portugal and beyond. http://www.eleuteriojewels.com

Friday, May 4, 2018

JUST PERFECT MSP® GRANTED PATENT FOR PERFECT FIT™ TECHNOLOGY

JUST PERFECT MSP® GRANTED PATENT FOR
PERFECT FIT™ TECHNOLOGY



New York-based jewelry manufacturer, Just Perfect MSP® is pleased to announce that the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded them the patent for their engineering and design concept Perfect Fit™ which prevents today’s larger and more top-heavy rings from falling to the side of the finger because of the additional weight.

“We are thrilled that the Patent and Trademark office saw the uniqueness and value of our concept”, said Edward Zylka, President of Just Perfect MSP®, who was inspired to create the idea after noticing how few celebrity engagement rings rarely sat upright in magazine photos. 

Further research by Zylka (and underscored by studies from “The Knot” and other bridal publications) pointed to the fact that today’s engagement rings continue to get larger. Zylka adds, “with the popularity of halo styling, larger diamonds, and colored gemstone centers the phenomenon of the ill-fitting ring appeared to be a challenge worth addressing from a design and engineering perspective.”



The result! Perfect Fit™, an ergonomically engineered design technologically that is sculpted into the ring’s profile and ensures that the ring is both comfortable and that the center stones remain on top of the finger. Additionally, the patented concept adds a touch more weight to the bottom of the shank to help balance the top. Perfect Fit™ technology is available across a variety of the company’s ring offerings, from engagement rings to wedding bands, anniversary rings and fashion rings. Further, because Just Perfect MSP® specializes in customization, retail orders are delivered in a wide variety of metals, diamond qualities/colors, and colored gemstone combinations expeditiously, within 5 business days.



Perfect Fit™ will be highlighted at the JCK Las Vegas Show at the Just Perfect MSP® booth (Bayview/Bridal 61036). Retailers wishing more information or wanting to make a show appointment should call (877) 201-0005 and speak to Donna Karnicki.


About Just Perfect MSP®:For a quarter century Just Perfect MSP®, a family owned and operated company has been helping jewelry retailers realize their customers dreams by crafting customized engagement rings and wedding bands, made to consumer order and delivered to the store within 5 business days. Responding to millennial desire the company is proud of the fact that all pieces are designed and hand-finished by master craftsmen and made in the USA using conflict-free diamonds and eco-friendly gold. Each piece comes with a lifetime warranty on the quality of manufacturing.

Just Perfect MSP®
is the largest producer of machine-set jewelry in the world with over 1200 active styles. Designs are customizable in platinum, palladium, 18 karat gold or 14 karat gold, set with the customer’s choice of 4 diamond qualities and/or a variety of colored gemstones. The technologically engineered die-struck product is porosity-free, durable, more secure for gem-setting and maintains its polish longer.

Le Vian Signs Three-Year Commitment with JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY Shows

via Press Release

Le Vian Signs Three-Year Commitment with 
JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY Shows; 
Expands 2018 Presence to 4,000 Sq. Ft. Ballroom 


JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY are pleased to announce a multi-year collaboration with Le Vian Jewelry, beginning in 2018 through 2020. This marks the first time that the brand has entered such a commitment in 40 years of trade show exhibition.

"At a time of such a changing landscape in the retail environment, Le Vian's multi-year commitment to the preeminent jewelry show supports JCK's position as the place where the newest trends in fine jewelry are brought to market, " says CEO Eddie Le Vian. "This year, we will exhibit our largest collection of mouthwatering gems yet, as well as showcase our latest offerings in technology, sales and marketing."



Le Vian will expand its presence in 2018 to a 4,000+ square foot ballroom for the show's final year at Mandalay Bay. Known for coloring the world of jewelry with a sensational palette of chocolate and nude diamonds and exceptional gemstones, Le Vian's new ballroom not only promises to be a veritable wonderland of fine jewelry, but also gives Le Vian the space to unveil its new Tech Center, training stores on its latest style bar and a look at its new marketing campaigns.

"Anyone who has visited JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY knows to expect something exceptional from Le Vian," says Industry Vice President for LUXURY Events Sarin Bachmann. "The new space will offer a dedicated location for an even more luxurious and immersive brand experience. We are thrilled and grateful for their valued partnership and support in exhibiting at our shows." 


Le Vian will exhibit at LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Wednesday, May 30th through Monday, June 4th, 2018.


About Le Vian:
Le Vian's historic journey in fine jewelry is legendary and spans centuries from ancient royalty to today's red carpet. As one of America's favorite fine jewelry brands, Le Vian is leading the fine jewelry industry on a path to trendsetting fashion couture stardom with its innovative designs and introductions of deliciously flavored exotic gemstones and diamonds. Each year hundreds of celebrities and music icons choose to wear Le Vian on the red carpet, without getting paid or gifted.

Le Vian is a privately held family business driven by its heritage of the guardianship of the royal jewels in 1746 which has resulted in the LeVian family's deep passion for finding the world's most beautiful gems, including its exclusive Chocolate Diamonds®, recognized in over 100 countries. Le Vian is committed to giving back, donating 10% of its profits to charities. Le Vian is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, dedicated to being a socially and ethically responsible company with third party audits of its supply chain.

Le Vian fine jewelry collections are sold in a network of authorized stores in the US, Canada, Caribbean and the UK. Le Vian also creates thousands of original one of a kind and small limited-edition artistic piece which are sold at thousands of one day Le Vian shows and Pop Up Shops at its authorized retailers. Every registered Le Vian is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and registration guaranteeing repair or replacement for the life of the registered owner and allows the trade up of a design for the full price paid at one of its shows.


About JCK:JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education, and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing, or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK Magazine - the leading industry publication in print & online - JCK offers a suite of tools and events to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities, and essential information. For more information on JCK Events, visit jckonline.com.

About JCK Las Vegas: JCK Las Vegas is North America's most iconic jewelry buying experience. Featuring the most diverse mix of suppliers and products from around the world. Leading jewelry professionals attend JCK to discover what's new, next and meaningful to their business through unique, personalized experiences. JCK is where the jewelry industry comes together to do business, network with colleagues, and make personal connections with those who share their passion for jewelry.


About LUXURY by JCK:LUXURY by JCK is the pinnacle of jewelry buying between the world's finest designers and brands and most distinguished retailers. Every detail is carefully planned to curate this exclusive event that mixes the best of business and networking in a stylish yet secure environment. LUXURY delivers for both brands and retailers the best place to do business in a high-end environment. LUXURY is by invitation only two days preceding JCK Las Vegas then open to JCK buyers alongside JCK Las Vegas.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rahaminov Diamonds Latest Collection Has Many New Offerings Geared To the Self-Purchasing Female.

from Press Release

RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS’ FEMALE-LED TEAM CONTINUES TO 
HAVE ITS PULSE ON THE MUST-HAVES FOR TODAY’S 
SELF-PURCHASING WOMAN

New collection directed toward this target audience...


What do women want? A question for the ages; one that has plagued scholars and scientists for eons. The question is routinely asked and answered during the weekly team meetings at Rahaminov Diamonds, which serve as a springboard for discussion and design possibilities, many of which end up in production.

No fancy focus groups are needed when the brand is helmed by two generations of jewelry-minded women.

Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner, the brand’s co-founder, brought her daughters into the business several years ago. Nicol Goldfiner Barlev is responsible for design, alongside her sister Melanie Goldfiner, Rahaminov Diamonds’ New Business Director. With their finger on the pulse of trends and fashion, the next generation has infused a modern take to the storied brand, and is an excellent representation of the women for whom the new collections are designed.

Seeing an increasing number of female self-purchasers become brand loyalists, Rahaminov Diamonds has widened its focus to encompass designing collections specifically with this consumer in mind. While this may pose a challenge for some male-dominated brands, Rahaminov Diamonds is fortunate to have a trio of bright, talented, and in tune women at its helm.

“We find we have women across varied age ranges coming into the brand,” explained Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner. “From first-time fine jewelry purchasers looking for stackable rings and line bracelets, to those women celebrating a milestone in their lives, whether it’s a birthday or career achievement, who wish to mark the moment with a substantial purchase of a right hand ring or multi-carat hoop earrings. These new introductions have been designed with these women’s needs in mind, to provide them choices and options.”


ABOUT RAHAMINOV: Rahaminov Diamonds is an internationally recognized diamond house known for its timeless jewelry and impressive diamond inventory. Our exquisite designs showcase rare and important diamonds, brought to life through unparalleled craftsmanship with attention to detail. We believe that the diamond is as rare as the woman who wears it; a sentiment that stems from the fact that our pieces are designed for women by women. At Rahaminov Diamonds, the diamond inspires the design. For more information, visit www.rahaminov.com.

New International Colored Gemstone Exhibition to Partner with JCK Las Vegas 2019 #JWLV

New ICA Exhibition to Open in JCK Las Vegas 2019

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) announces that it has signed a multi-year agreement with JCK Las Vegas to have its own exhibition ballroom as part of this important jewelry event when it moves to the Sands Convention Center in 2019. This new global gemstone neighborhood will showcase approximately 80 booths featuring some of the most respected colored gemstone suppliers from around the world.

"We are delighted to participate in the JCK Las Vegas Show beginning in 2019.  This important event in the gem and jewelry sector will provide our members a new and unique opportunity to exhibit all in one location in the United States," says Clement Sabbagh, ICA President.  "The ICA colored gemstone marketplace/exhibition will be the destination for retail buyers and jewelry designers to access the largest assortment of colored gemstones worldwide." 

"We couldn't be more proud to work with a world-class organization like ICA," says Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President of Reed Jewelry Group.

The ICA colored gemstone marketplace/exhibition will be conveniently located directly across from the registration area, and retailers will have a preview one day before the opening of JCK Las Vegas.

About ICA

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), a non-profit organization, is the only worldwide body specifically created to benefit the global colored gemstone industry. ICA was founded in 1984 and is now comprised of over 700 gem industry leaders from mine to market, including miners, gem cutters, suppliers, retailers, trade associations, gemological laboratories, academia, museums, and more, from 47 countries, who are devoted to advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones.

For more information regarding ICA, and the ICA Colored Gemstone Marketplace/Exhibition, please contact ICA, 31 W. 47th St., Suite 1103, New York, NY, USA 10036, T+1-212-620-0900or E-mail ICA@Gemstone.org.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group Announces the 2019 Launch of “PREMIER” Las Vegas #JWLV

Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group Announces the Launch of “PREMIER” Las Vegas
New Fine Jewelry and Watch Event to Launch at LVCC During Market Week 2019

Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group has just announced the launch of PREMIER, a brand new fine jewelry trade event to take place during Las Vegas Market Week, beginning in 2019. To be co-located with Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show and AGTA GemFair™ Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 31-June 4, PREMIER will feature an extensive selection of established fine jewelry manufacturers and brands, emerging designers, and timepieces within a convenient, easy-to-shop venue.



“The launch of PREMIER has been many years in the making,” explains Drew Lawsky, Group Show Director for Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group. “This event will provide a home in Las Vegas to manufacturers and brands who are seeking an alternative environment in which to exhibit during Las Vegas Market Week. Whether an emerging designer, or a multi-generational manufacturing brand, our exhibiting partners will be given the exceptional customer service for which our group is known, and our attendees will be delighted with the ease of accessing three independent yet synergistic shows in one convenient location, just minutes from our sister shows at the Wynn and Encore Las Vegas.”

“Our comprehensive experience in producing COUTURE and COUTUREtime, the JA New York Shows and the U.S. Antique Shows puts us in a unique position to be the stewards for this important addition to Las Vegas Market Week,” noted Gannon Brousseau, Senior Vice President for Emerald Expositions Jewelry Group. “Based on our experience, and the strategic knowledge we’ve garnered through the course of thoroughly researching this launch, we believe PREMIER has a unique value proposition within the market, and we intend to cultivate an experience during Market Week that benefits our entire industry.”

The same team that spearheads the marketing and communications strategies for COUTURE, COUTUREtime, JA New York, and the U.S. Antique Shows will further develop and execute the marketing for PREMIER. By applying proven, successful formulas, understanding and responding to specific nuances of a launch of this magnitude, and working with AGTA decision makers and the U.S. Antique Show community, the group will continue to generate enthusiasm among attending retailers by highlighting the creation of an entirely new Market Week experience. PREMIER will also be given the dedication and expertise of the COUTURE and JA New York operations team, which has developed a solid reputation within the industry for creating a seamless experience for exhibitors.




Press interested in more information about PREMIER should contact Michelle Orman atMichelle@LastWordComm.com or (646) 302-5521. Manufacturers, brands and designers interested in exhibiting should contact Drew Lawsky at (646) 668-3730 or via email atDrew.Lawsky@emeraldexpo.com.
 


About PREMIER:
PREMIER is a fine jewelry trade event launching in Las Vegas in May of 2019. PREMIER will feature an extensive selection of established fine jewelry manufacturers and brands, emerging designers and timepieces within a convenient, easy-to-shop venue, providing an alternative environment in which to exhibit during Las Vegas Market Week.

PREMIER is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

GIA’s Renowned Jewellery Career Fair London - April 23 at Goldsmiths’ Centre


GIA’s Renowned Jewellery Career Fair Comes to London
Recruiters and job seekers can connect on April 23 at Goldsmiths’ Centre

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) brings the gem and jewellery industry’s premier career event, the GIA Jewellery Career Fair, to the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London on April 23, 2018 for the first time in Europe. Since 1991, GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair has offered those interested in starting or furthering a career in the gem and jewellery industry the unique opportunity to hear from leading industry professionals, receive one-on-one career coaching from experienced insiders, and discuss job opportunities with recruiters from companies across the industry who are looking to hire. The event is free and open to the public; anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register before the event at GIA.edu/career-fair-registration-form.

Registration will open for GIA’s London Jewellery Career Fair at 12:30 p.m., the event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Recruiting and one-on-one career coaching will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CareerFairSpeakers
Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski; and Mike Asscher, vice president of Royal Asscher, will provide insight during the panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” at the London Jewellery Career Fair on April 23.

Industry leaders Mike Asscher, vice president of renowned diamond house Royal Asscher; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski, the world’s leading creator of crystal jewellery; and Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles, the family-owned luxury jeweller and jewellery designer group founded in 1798, will open the event with a panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” moderated by Mehdi Saadian, director of GIA’s London school.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with industry coaches offering insight and advice on how to make one’s way in any facet of the trade. In addition, recruiters from companies including luxury retailers BVLGARI, KARIA Ltd. and Louis Vuitton will be available, with numerous positions to offer.


“We are thrilled to bring GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair to London. This one-of-a-kind event connects aspiring gem and jewellery professionals, as well as those looking to make a career change, with insight and diverse networking opportunities for success in the industry,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and co-founder of the GIA Jewellery Career Fair. “In addition to finding careers, job seekers can find inspiration and learn from the experiences of the accomplished professionals speaking at the event.”

GIA hosted its first Jewellery Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewellery companies with future employees at more than 60 events in India, Las Vegas, New York, GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad and now London. For more information visit GIA.edu/career-fair-london-day-at-a-glance.


About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. Visit GIA.edu
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